Bought cinnamon M&Ms as an impulse purchase at the Super Target checkout. Thought I might try baking cookies with them, utilizing the Toll House recipe. Small problem: I was one stick of butter short to make Toll House-type dough. So I utilized what I had on hand (namely, Duncan Hines cake mix and cooking oil) and modified a cake mix cookie recipe. Didn't particularly love the batter when I tasted it, and didn't particularly love the cookies right after they came out of the oven, but once they cooled I became a fan.
CINNAMON M&M COOKIES
1 box butter-recipe yellow cake mix
1 bag cinnamon M&Ms
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried coconut
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine all ingredients; blend well. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
Yield: at least 2 dozen, depending on how you define "rounded."